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My Manifesto: I Am A Woman of Action

December 30, 2017

My Manifesto - Alicia Lawrence

What’s your truth?

Has the world poked you enough for you to push back?

I think all of us at some point in our lives find ourselves in a grey zone. This is why I created my manifesto. Because I found myself doing things that did not resonate with the moral code I knew I wanted to uphold. Over the past few years I’ve compiled a document of statements I hope to manifest in my life. The majority is from two sources: Napolean Hill’s Law of Success and Andy Andrew’s The Traveler’s Gift. (If you click these book links and purchase the book, I receive a small compensation from Amazon with no extra cost to you. Thanks for supporting DIY Home Health!)

Each new year I set aside time to think about my life, my goals and the type of person I want to become. It only seemed right to share my manifesto with you during this time of year that we all reflect on being our best selves. It is my hope that my manifesto inspires you to make your own. And for those who know me, I ask you to help hold me accountable.

My Manifesto

Today I choose to live intentionally. I will be grateful, look for the good and learn from the challenges.  I believe I will get from life what I put into it.

I believe that success is the result of initiative and persistence not upon blind luck, shady practices or double crossing. I will not slight my work, no matter what I see others doing. I will render the best service possible because I have pledged myself to succeed in life and I know that true success comes through conscientious and efficient effort.

I believe in God and that he will lend me everything I need to succeed if I do my best to deserve it through faithful and honest living. I believe in prayer and will never close my eyes in sleep without praying for divine guidance and to be patient with others and tolerant of those who do not believe what I do.

I will conduct myself toward others how I would want them to act towards me. I will not spread or listen to slander or gossip. I will forgive those who offend me because I realize that I will sometimes offend others and I will need their forgiveness. I will seek out companionship that edifies and will do my part to always lift others up as well. I will add value to the lives of others and help those striving to bring about positive changes in the world.

I accept responsibility for my life. I am where I am today physically, mentally, spiritually and financially because of how I think. Therefore, my thoughts will be constructive not destructive.

I will not blame my family, coworkers or the government for my present situation. Neither my education, genetics, or circumstantial ebb and flow of everyday life will affect my future in a negative way. If I allow myself to blame these uncontrollable forces for my lack of success, I will be forever caught in a web of the past. I will not moan over squandered time or lost opportunity. My life will not be an apology, it will be a statement.

The rise and fall of my emotional tide will not deter me from my course. If something blocks my route, I will find another. I will always have a can-do attitude and my fortitude will not waver. Failure exists only for the person who quits and I do not quit. 

I am a woman of action.

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